Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan

Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan She was emotional as she spoke to reporters Thursday outside her home in Belleville, Illinois. Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. [Full Article...]

U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital The FBI and the Alexandria Police Department said in a joint statement Thursday that federal authorities had examined the rifle and handgun recovered from the scene and determined that Hodgkinson had bought them from licensed sellers. Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday. "He's going to be OK". A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released ... [Full Article...]

Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match

Scoring chances came early for Russian Federation, playing with confidence and unexpected flair, a powerful header by defender Viktor Vasin bouncing off the inside of the post before being cleared by New Zealand's Michael McGlinchey. Thomas won a free-kick in a risky spot on the edge of the box, Chris Wood's low drive deflected for a corner, while minutes later the Kiwi captain had a crack from ... [Full Article...]

Trump 'Considering' Firing Special Counsel In Russia Investigation, Friend Says

Sessions, who outranks Rosenstein , has recused himself formally from overseeing any part of the Russian Federation investigation. Mueller was appointed to investigate whether Trump or his associates had links to Russian hackers, and Trump lacks the direct authority to dismiss him. [Full Article...]

Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy

In a written statement, published on Friday night, the Cuban government called President Trump's announcement a step back in relations. Yet island officials say they remain willing to continue "respectful dialogue" on topics of mutual interest. [Full Article...]

Top 3 miss US Open cut, 4-way tie for the lead

With the leading 13 players separated by only five shots, however, it means the final round showdown is likely to throw up any number of curve balls. That belongs to Brian Harman at 12-under, the leftie who's been the most consistent competitor this weekend. [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise's shooter had a list with names of other congress members

But Democrats and Republicans recognized that what happened to Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise , the third-ranking member in the House, could happen to anyone in public life. "There's just no way that I would have guessed that this guy would be shooting at law enforcement and a congressman", said Brennwald, an attorney. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks... [Full Article...]

GJM observes 'Black Sunday', Darjeeling braces for another shutdown

The GJM on Saturday claimed three of its activists were killed in police firing, but Banerjee has rejected this allegation. The police raided and allegedly vandalised the residence of assistant general secretary of the GJM, Binay Tamang.The hill station witnessed violent protests and arson by the supporters of the GJM against the raids carried out by the police. [Full Article...]

Doctors: Student detained in N Korea in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness'

The American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma blinks his eyes but "shows no signs of understanding language" and has lost tissue in all areas of his brain, doctors in Cincinnati said at a news conference on Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

US Republican House Whip, aides shot in Virginia

US Republican House Whip, aides shot in Virginia Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition was "as critical as you can be" when he arrived in hospital, but he's since improved. The hospital said Scalise was struck by a single rifle shot to the left hip that went through his pelvis, "fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". [Full Article...]

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' special counsel Robert Mueller

Mueller's fate "rests exclusively" with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Starr said. Concerns are already being raised - including about Mueller's friendship with Comey and his staff-packing with anti-Trump partisans. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, responded angrily to the report. Trump does have the authority to remove the special counsel. [Full Article...]

USA lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

USA lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack According to hospital officials, the bullet traveled across his pelvis - fracturing bones, damaging organs and causing severe bleeding. Surgeons estimated that hundreds of bullet fragments remain in Mr Scalise's body. The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack. At the game Thursday night, U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

If Mueller is investigating Trump's firing of Comey as possible obstruction of justice , he might want to learn about Trump's interactions with Rosenstein , the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing. [Full Article...]

Lawmaker urges gun reciprocity for Congress following shooting

Two Capitol Police Special agents were at the practice as part of Scalise's security detail and are being hailed as heroes for taking down the suspect. "Yes, it's a little frightening". "Jeff and I believe that the individual who committed the attack was the same individual who approached us", DeSantis said. [Full Article...]

Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires The fire comes as temperatures soar in Portugal, with officials warning the public of temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. The fire broke out in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in Leiria district. He added a period of national mourning would be announced shortly. My thoughts are with the victims in #Portugal . "I commend the bravery of the firefighters". [Full Article...]

Macron's party on course for record parliament majority: polls

Macron's party on course for record parliament majority: polls France is on course for the "biggest overhaul of its political figures since 1958 and perhaps 1945", he said. Both the Republican and Socialist parties, which have traditionally governed during the time of the Fifth Republic, struggled with turnout. [Full Article...]

Tourism Spike to Cuba May Suffer as Trump Moves to Toughen Blockade

Trump isn't overturning Obama's decision to end the " wet foot, dry foot " policy that allowed most Cuban migrants who made it onto USA soil to stay and eventually become legal permanent residents. "It's not that he's not opposed to any deal, he's opposed to a bad deal with Cuba". It will not alter the US trade embargo, which can only be lifted by Congress. [Full Article...]

Minnesota police clear protesters off interstate after Yanez acquittal

Minnesota police clear protesters off interstate after Yanez acquittal Within hours of the verdict, thousands of protestors came together at the state Capitol, starting a march toward St. Paul Cathedral. Prosecutors questioned whether Yanez had even seen it, and witnesses testified that it was in a pocket of Castile's shorts when paramedics pulled him from the auto. [Full Article...]

Watch the Congressional Baseball Teams Come Together For Emotional Moment of Prayer

Watch the Congressional Baseball Teams Come Together For Emotional Moment of Prayer A gunman opened fire on the Republican baseball team's practice before Thursday's annual charity baseball game, critically wounding Scalise , R-La., and injuring three other people as horrified legislators and staffers scrambled for cover amid a barrage of bullets. [Full Article...]

Scalise's doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

Scalise's doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. One of William's staffers, Zack Barth, was shot in the leg Wednesday, but was released from the hospital later that day. [Full Article...]

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